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The Strand

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Address: 2100 Strand, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: A lively strip in the heart of historic Galveston feautures pubs, delis...
A lively strip in the heart of historic Galveston feautures pubs, delis and specialty shops.
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Reminds me a bit of the old west...but I love it. Lots of great little shops and restaurants. There's the opera house, and the old trolley tracks that run throughout the town... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Aventura, Florida

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Aventura, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Reminds me a bit of the old west...but I love it. Lots of great little shops and restaurants. There's the opera house, and the old trolley tracks that run throughout the town. It's like taking a step back in time. A few blocks away from the cruise terminals. Awesome festivals throughout the year.

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Tyler, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

You can find very interesting books on the history of Galveston,hurricanes and some good home made candy, ice cream and do-dads.

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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Actually were there for Valentines Day and Mardi Gras as they fell on same weekend this year. Truly had the very best time ever with my husband. I would recommend this to all.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Strand is always an interesting and fabulous destination. Many of the buildings survived the devastating 1900 Hurricane that claimed thousands of souls. Galveston has proven herself to be a survivor!

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New Braunfels, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A must do for anyone visiting the island. Galveston is in old town with much forgotten history. I would advise taking a walking tour, ghost tour or carriage ride to hear great stories of the days of old. Definitely a step back in time. Make sure to visit Le King's Confectionary and all the little shops too.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to stroll and view the shops and look for souvenirs. Beer sold to go or sit and drink outdoors.

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Hemphill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A visit to the past is what you get when you visit the Strand in Galveston. The best times to go are at Christmas time for Dickens on the Strand, and if you like motorcycles, the largest bike rally in the state is held here every year in November.

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Boling
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Historic downtown is the best on the Isle. Shopping and dining all in one area. On a sunny day, very nice to sit outside and eat. Yaga's has the best patio dining.

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Indianapolis, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Visited The Strand for an hour on the weekend. Lots of cute little shops, cold Ice Cream, neat buildings.

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Woodville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

There are alot of things to do and to see on the strand! Too many to list individually! No matter the type of traveller you are you will find something here! Go...send the kids to the beach and you shop!

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Address: Address: 2100 Strand, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
Open Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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